There is a well-known pithy saying in Africa that “when two elephants fight, it is the grass that gets trampled.” The terse expression reminds us of the piercing situations of Adorers of the Adoration Ministry Enugu, after the Spiritual Director of the ministry, Rev. Fr. Ejike Camillus Mbaka berated Mr Peter Obi for his parsimonious and stingy lifestyle. It was a needless provocation that evoked unprecedented reactions dotted with thorny contempt. Splotched with lack of reverence and embarrassment, the bishop of Enugu Diocese, Bishop Callistus Valentine Onaga, on 18th June 2022, gave a pastoral injunction on attendance to Catholic Adoration Ministry Chaplaincy Enugu. In essence, he prohibited “all Catholics (clergy, religious and lay faithful) henceforth from attending all religious and liturgical activities of the Catholic Adoration Ministry until the due canonical process initiated by the Diocese is concluded.”
If a soothsayer had told the 58-year-old Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State that Peoples Democratic Party would paddle him into excruciating hibernation, after expending energy and resources to sustain and strengthen the opposition party, he would not have believed. Yet, it happened because politicians often consider political virtue as the strength of the weak and interest as the opium of the might.
Since the spark of political prophecies in Nigeria, the ever-flowing reverence showered on the Church is gradually waning because of the unbecoming utterances of some charismatic pastors that claimed to have been endowed with divine revelation. If such is not nipped in the bud it may be too late for the Church to curtail the excesses of the political prophets.
SOUTHERN NIGERIA POLITICAL GREED AND INDISCIPLINE: Will a Southerner become the next president of Nigeria in 2023?
When will Southern Nigerian politicians learn political lessons? It is gradually dawning on all that Northerners in the two major political parties in Nigeria may hold on to power due to a lack of cooperation among the aspirants from the three zones in the Southern parts of the country.
THE TRAGEDY OF A POLITICAL PASTOR AND UNWARRANTED SERMON: Is Pastor Tunde Bakare fair to Igbo people?
It is no more a news that 67-year-old Pastor Tunde Bakare, a Serving Overseer of the Citadel Global Community Church, Nigeria, has declared his presidential ambition on 9th May 2022, at the Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Centre, Abuja, after obtaining a throat-cutting 100 million naira Presidential Expression of Interest and Nomination Forms from the ruling party, All Progressives Congress.
2023 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN NIGERIA: Is it taboo for a South-East Igbo man to become the Executive President of Nigeria?
Where are equity and justice fellow Nigerians? Forty-three years ago, Nigeria, a country weaved with varying ethnic fabrics started a presidential system of government after golden years of parliamentary democratic experience in the 1st Republic. But forty-three years later, the Igbo people from South-Eastern Nigeria are yet to take their rightful share in the “turn-by-turn” power-sharing formula of the presidency. If equity is justice in Nigeria, 2023 presidential tickets and contests should be memorable gifts to Southeastern Igbo people. Primarily, it is through this means that the country could be emancipated from socio-political inequality, distrust, and suspicion, and fuse itself to the true bond of brotherhood, growth, and development.
PUTINISM AND SENSELESS MASSACRE OF UKRAINIANS: “Has the world forgotten the mistakes of the 20th Century?'” says Zelensky
The world has woken up to the unprovoked aggression and senseless massacre of Ukrainians, by President Vladimir Putin of Russia – a tyrant hallucinated by neo-Russianism and expansion. No rational mind could have believed that such a scourge of inhumanity and insanity would take place in the 21st century. It is taking place because Putin the Terrible has thrown caution to the wind and bloodshed becomes the order of the day.
KATE WINSLET FALLING FOR LEONARDO DICAPRIO: “I couldn’t stop crying. I’ve known him for half my life,” says Winslet
The 46-year-old award-winning English actress, Kate Elizabeth Winslet, who co-starred Titanic movie with 47-year-old American actor, Leonardo DiCaprio, has said she “couldn’t stop crying” when she got together with DiCaprio after 3 years of separation due to coronavirus lockdowns.
BRITNEY SPEARS NEW SONG: “Pssss new song in the works. I’m gonna let you know what I mean !!!!!,” she said
A 40-year-old American songwriter, singer, and the “Princess of Pop,” Britney Spears, has revealed on her Instagram video about the new music she is working on.
A 43-year-old American actor, James Franco has admitted that until he started dating Isabel Pakzad in 2017 that he was unfaithful to other girlfriends he dated due to sex addiction.